Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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I got bigger fish to fly - Archie Bunker

Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? - George Carlin

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

Early in the morning when the crows cock. - Archie Bunker

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net. - Cynthia Heimel

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. - Jerry Seinfeld

Rise and rise again until lambs become lions. - Robin Hood

In Congress, it's all pork, all the time. - Jim Cooper

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

We can dance on pinheads till the cows come home. - Alastair Campbell

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. - Mark Twain

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

A sushi chef has to spot the best-quality fresh fish instantly. - Nobu Matsuhisa

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think. - Milton Berle

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as lamb. - Roman Proverb

Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, "what for?" - Steven Wright

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. - Arab Proverb

I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. - Kay Robertson

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Philip II

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians, except for the occasional mountain lion steak. - Ted Nugent

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Ellen Glasgow

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

My brother thinks he's a chicken.
We don't talk him out of it because we need the eggs. - Groucho Marx

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly. You start with a good breakfast. - Jim Butcher

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. - Will Rogers

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night. - Josh Fox

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. - Clare Boothe Luce

Any processed chicken from any place - I'll order it in a heartbeat. I'm very picky about my pork, though. - David Chang

I will be deafer than the blue-eyed cat, And thrice as blind as any noonday owl, To holy virgins in their ecstasies. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. - Ronald Reagan

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top. - Bible

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - Bertrand Russell

Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life. - Groucho Marx


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18-Feb-2018